Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence

by Pathways to Safety International
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence

Claudia called us from Mexico. She had all she needed to escape her very abusive husband and get back home to Nevada where her parents live except for one thing. She didn't have the money to get the health certificae from Riley's vet, a kennel or the airfare to bring her dog Riley back home with her.

Claudia was afraid to leave Riley behind. She was sure her abusive husband would torture or kill Riley.

Because of donations like yours, Riley was able to come home with Claudia, and, we were able to provide food for Riley for two months while Claudia looks for a job.

Claudia and Riley are happy and safe, beginning a new life, away from violence and abuse.

Thank you for caring about Claudia and Riley! The AODVC Team

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When Ariana called us from Hungary she was desperate to leave her husband. His verbal abuse, insults and criticism had turned into pushing, hitting and and finally strangulation. Ariana was certain she would not be alive in a week if we didn't help her get out. Arana also wanted to take her kitten, Samson, and her guinea pig, Delilah, with her back to the USA.

We immediately helped Ariana come up with a safety plan that allowed her to get out of the house with Samson & Delilah. We had never relocated a guinea pig before, but Ariana's case manager, Julie, was able to find out all the necessary actions and documentation necessary to bring both Samson and Delilah back home.

Because of donations like yours to our Protecting Pets in Domestic Violence 2015, Ariana, Samson & Delilah are home, safe and sound.

Thank you so much for understanding how important pets are to domestic violence survivors!


The AODVC Team

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Oracle is just one of the pets you have helped so far this year escape violence in a foreign country and come home with their human mom.

Oracle is the beloved Calico kitty of Marcie. Marcie adopted Oracle in Spain in 2013 when she began teaching English. Marcie met a man from Spain, fell in love, and he moved into her apartment last last year. As the months past he became very abusive towards Marcie. Marcie called AODVC and we safety planned getting Marcie and Oracle back to the USA safely.

Because of donations like yours, we were able to pay for Oracle's veterinary certifications, a crate for Oracle on the plane and food. Oracle and Marcie are living with Marcie's parents. Oracle is slowly adjusting to life in the USA.

Thank you for believing in protecting pets in violent homes! The AODVC team.

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Theresa didn't know how she was going to get Iggy and Pop back home as she was planning to escape from her violent husband. The American Embassy had given her a repatriation loan to get back to the USA but it would not cover the costs of taking Iggy and Pop with her. She could not imagine leaving them behind. They had been her only source of comfort and she knew her husband would harm, or even, kill them if she left them behind.

When Theresa called our crisis line she was desperate. When we told her we could help, she broke down in tears. It is because of donations like yours we able to bring Iggy and Pop home with Theresa.

Theresa wanted to tell you: "I can't express my thankfullness in words. One day, when I am back on my feet, I am going to help raise funds for this program so other women fleeing violence can take their precious pets with them."

We want to thank you for donating to keep victims and pets together! The AODVC Team.

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Pathways to Safety International

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Portland, OR United States
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